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Leeward Times Website Hacked, Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A local media house’s website was hacked overnight by an apparently international hacker, who goes by the name of Saudi Terrorist.

On Thursday morning the Nevis-based Leewards Times’ website displayed the black and white image of what appeared to be a soldier waving a Saudi flag with the outline of three others crouching in front of him, one holding an unidentifiable striped flag.

The page read “I'm sorry for this sudden access what I want to tell him that your site no protection by the DaWn !! Ser(v)Er.”

It contains links to a number of sites that provide information about Islam: One on a Qatar-based website called “Islam Q&A,” an article on islamreglion.com on “How to Convert to Islam and Become a Muslim,” and another “What is Islam,” on the Al-Islam website.

There is also a link to a Youtube video subtitled in Arabic, of two young men speaking English with Arabic accents, talking about faith in God. The video is not inflammatory, and casts no aspersions on any other religion.

From a cursory examination of the websites, there also do not appear to be any inflammatory statements or references to violence.

The sites themselves all appear to be independent of each other.

An official from the Leewards Times told WINN FM they were unable to make a comment on the hacking attempt, indicating that they were still looking into it, having only made the discovery Thursday morning.

By 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the publication’s website was restored.

WINN FM has found a number of sites across the internet including a Russian site that have been hacked and replaced by the same or a similar page as the one that appeared on leewardstimes.com Thursday morning.

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